Florida No.7 might have been surprised in the run-up to Saturday night’s SEC Championship game against No.1 Alabama when they lost to unranked LSU last weekend, a result that may have -being ended his college football playoff hopes, regardless of the final outcome of the conference.
But that doesn’t mean his confrontation with the Crimson Tide will mean less for a team that could still score at least 10 wins in three consecutive seasons for the first time since the late 1990s. The Gators (8-2), who still believe they would make the college football playoffs with a win, are also interested in playing the spoiler for Alabama’s candidacy in a perfect season. The Tide (10-0) went undefeated for the last time in 2009.
There are Heisman Trophy contenders on both sides. Florida have record quarterback Kyle Trask and Alabama have the prolific combo of passer Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
Alabama has a six-game winning streak against Florida.
Sporting News follows live score updates and highlights from Alabama vs. Florida. Follow the full results of the SEC 2020 Championship game.
Score Alabama vs Florida
Alabama vs Florida live updates, highlights
9:33 p.m .: Trask connects with Toney at the back of the field. Florida needs a quick score.
9:30 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, Alabama. Harris provided his second touchdown of the game, showing his versatility. 28-10, tide.
9:26 p.m .: And now Alabama is converting to fourth and inches with a bit of cunning. The snap went to Miller Forristall for a run down the middle as Jones watched the sideline feigning confusion in an attempt to distract Florida.
21:18: Florida had Brian Robinson Jr. stopped in the backfield on the third and short, but Robinson had a second burst to move the chains. Poor tackle work for the Gators.
9:13 p.m .: Florida punts. If the Gators don’t stop here, it’s hard to see them return to the game.
9:05 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, Alabama. Harris turns a defender into oblivion on his way to the end zone. 21-10, tide.
9:03 p.m .: Alabama enters the red zone.
End of first quarter: Alabama 14, Florida 10
8:53 p.m .: Alabama, who appear relentless on offense, quickly marched into midfield.
8:48 p.m .: FIELD OBJECTIVE, Florida. Apparent confusion for Florida ahead of a third and 9th draw leads to a QB draw that goes nowhere. The ensuing 40-yard kick is good. 14-10, tide.
8:40 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, Alabama. Smith adds to his impressive start with a touchdown. 14-7, tide.
8:37 p.m .: Alabama has a big break. Jones throws an interception on third base, but Trey Dean III returns the ball to the Tide on his return attempt. Dean took a while to get up after the play.
8:32 p.m .: Smith looks to walk 150 yards tonight. He starts Alabama’s second practice with a 24-yard snag.
8:28 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, Florida. Trask throws a deep throw at Kadarius Toney, hitting the speedster in stride for a score of 51 yards. 7-7.
8:24 p.m .: Kyle Trask completes a tough pass through traffic to Gators wide receiver Kyle Pitts.
8:19 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, Alabama. Najee Harris is too strong to be shot. His score places him ahead of Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram for the school touchdown record at 43. 7-0, tide.
8:18 p.m .: Smith stretches for a first try as he falls out of bounds after another take.
8:13 p.m .: DeVonta Smith received a 19-yard reception. Alabama is already in Florida territory.
8:11 p.m .: Alabama starts with the ball.
8:06 p.m .: The teams are on the pitch before kick-off.
Start time Alabama vs Florida
- Dated: Saturday 19 December
- Start: 8 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Direct: fuboTV
The 2020 SEC Championship game between Alabama and Florida begins at 8 p.m. ET. It will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
College Football Program: Conference Championship Matches
Saturday 19 December
|Game||Match||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Big 12 Championship||No. 10 Oklahoma 27, No. 6 State of Iowa 21||Noon||ABC, fuboTV|
|Big Ten Championship||No 4 Ohio State 22, No 14 Northwestern 10||Noon||Fox, fuboTV|
|ACC Championship||N ° 2 Notre Dame vs N ° 3 Clemson||4 p.m.||ABC, fuboTV|
|MWC Championship||# 24 State of San Jose v State of Boise||4:15 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|SEC Championship||No.1 Alabama vs No.7 Florida||8 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|AAC Championship||# 23 Tulsa vs. # 9 Cincinnati||8 p.m.||ABC, fuboTV|